How much do I love thee? Let me showeth with pie.
For I shalt promise thou three things:
1) When the moon hits your eye like a 6-inch Tenderflake pie, that’s amore!
2) The easier the better; and this is fool-proof. I promise.
3) EVERYONE can make it. Yes, everyone.
Here’s the scoop. The good folks at Tenderflake suggested their Easy Pie! pie kits as the perfect solution for a quick, easy and delicious Valentine’s Day dessert. I love the idea of a pie made just for two – SO romantic! – and since everything you need is included in the kit (minus the fruit), literally anyone can whip up a scrumptious treat for their loved one in minutes. Now I don’t want to speak for others, but I’d take a homemade pie over roses any day… #justsayin’
To demonstrate just how easy it is to seduce your sweetheart the good ol’ fashioned way – with food, that is – I decided to bring a little V-Day celebration forward a week (for research and review purposes only, of course. It had nothing to do with the whole dessert-eating thing). Now pay attention because it goes by quickly; in fact, I only needed about 5 minutes in total to prep the dish. Since the Easy Pie! pie kit contains both a spice and crumble mixture, practically all the work is done for you. Remember: I promised you an easy, fool-proof dessert.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Celsius. First, I pulled all of the contents out of the kit, and set aside 1/2 cup of blackberries, plus 1-1/2 cups of roughly chopped strawberries. Try to use fresh fruit if possible, and be sure to pat down with a paper towel after washing to absorb any excess moisture.
Next, in a medium bowl, toss fruit with the spice mixture and pile into the shell. I know, rocket science, right?
Using a fork or your fingers, mix about a tablespoon of softened butter with the crumble mixture, and sprinkle on top of the fruit. Four words: Prep work is DONE.
Place the pie on top of a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven for 22-25 minutes. Cool for 5-10 minutes (or longer), and enjoy.
Of course, I couldn’t wait 5-10 minutes (I recommend doing so for the pie to “set”) so here I am scooping out some bumbleberry goodness at the 3-minute mark.
The result: sweet, tart berries; a crunchy, buttery topping; and a perfectly flaky crust (it’s Tenderflake, after all!). Needless to say, Easy Pie! pie kits make dessert a breeze! Now wouldn’t you just love to share this pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on Valentine’s Day? YES PLEASE!
Tenderflake Easy Pie! pie kits retail for about $4.29 and can be found at all major grocers in the freezer section. I used the Crumble Topping Kit; also available is a Double Crust Kit (which I do believe would be perfect for apple pies). And now, I’m off to enjoy a pre-V-Day dessert with my sweetheart :)
Mmmm…it does look easy to make. It’s like a piece of cake or pie in this case. ;)
Ha ha, indeed! It’s so easy to make!
I can’t believe I’m saying this because I’m incredibly challenged in the kitchen but even I think I could make that. I am buying this tonight!
Good for you! And like I said, I think literally anyone could make this. Enjoy!
I am drooling Lena! My husband would think I’m the best wife ever if I served that. It looks like you spend hours on it!!! It’s like the old Rice Krispies commercial where the mom pretends she was slaving in the kitchen. I will try this, thank you!
HA! I absolutely remember the commercial you’re speaking of – the one where the mom throws flour on her face, right?
And, isn’t it funny how stereotypical that commercial really was? I mean, mom slaving away in the kitchen while the kids and husband wait in the living room? LOL!
You’re so evil to share this recipe first thing in the morning!!!!
And I know that I have a bag of mixed berries in the freexer at home, and am contemplating going to WalMart on my lunch break and picking up a kit. Can I use frozen fruit? I noticed on the box and in your post it says fresh fruit.
There are instructions on the box if you opt to use frozen fruit – I believe you have to add a teaspoon of flour or something like that. With frozen fruit, it tends to release too much water as it thaws, so you need something to absorb and thicken the sauce or it will turn out too runny. If you can grab a few fresh berries while you’re out, I’d recommend that too!
Tammi @ My Organized Chaos
Oh my – Delish!!!!
I just had the leftovers for breakfast and think it tastes even better the next day when it’s cold. I’m a lucky guy!
Yeah you are lucky – lucky that you sneaked off with the leftovers before I got to them! xx
I’m going to make this pie tonight! Can’t wait until V-day. The fruit is sitting in my fridge and my hubby will gobble this pie in no time. I think I will save a big piece for myself first before serving it to him. It looks so easy and delicious! Thanks Lena!
Good call! You’ll both love it, I promise!
Girl, you’ve got me salivating here! I haven’t had lunch yet but I want dessert first.
So funny! Life is short – go make this pie and then eat dessert first :)
Looks amazing! :-) I will be picking one of these up for sure!
Amazing! Let me know what you think!
So tempting! I love that even my husband could make this.
Absolutely! I think my 3 year old could, to tell the truth :)
Debbie White Beattie
This pie not only looks delicious but I bet it tastes delicious and most of all it’s easy.